High-value return projects good in the long run

KUANTAN: Farmers will benefit from the “My Kampung My Future” programme which was launched under the National Blue Ocean Strategy approach.

Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said some RM1.3mil was allocated for the programme that covers livestock rearing, organic paddy farming, honey, fertigation, lobster farms, sea cucumbers among others.

Ismail Sabri said the programme is targeted as high value return projects where operators will enjoy its yields.

“So far, five villagers are taking part in this programme including Kampung Merotai Besar, Sabah, Kampung Gedong, Sarawak, Kampung Pulau Tiga, Perak, Kampung Perik, Kedah and Kampung Durian Telor, Terengganu.”

He said this at the sixth “My kampung, My future” programme launch in Felda Bukit Puchong.

In the programme, some 30 youths are participating in a cattle rearing project where five participants would handle the marketing and entrepreneural development.

Under the programme, Ismail Sabry said each participant are given four cows, a barn and feedmeal.

He added that the participants would also undergo skill courses as well as counselling under the patronage of the ministry.

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